Issue : 2 October 2003
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Stockport in masterplan furoreSubscription
The winner of a competition to masterplan Stockport's town centre has condemned the local council after it issued a fresh OJEC notice for the same site.
Janet Street-Porter has launched a blistering attack against the 'cutting-edge architect' behind her new Clerkenwell home - known to be celebrity designer David Adjaye.
The government has asked the ARB to take the first step towards protection of architectural function.
NEW SOUTH EAST HOMESSubscription
English Partnerships and the Housing Corporation have found surplus public land in the South East for at least 1,600 new affordable homes, deputy prime minister John Prescott has announced.He has appointed the Genesis Housing Group and the Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association to oversee the developments.
FIVE WIN RIBA'S IBSTOCK PRIZESubscription
Lynwood House by Shane Jell of MKA, inspired by its rocky surroundings, was the overall winner in the annual Ibstock Downland Prize for Architects, run by RIBA South East and RIBA South.Sponsored by Ibstock Brick, the competition is for projects under £500,000 from architects in the south of England. All of the winning and shortlisted projects are on show at the RIBA in Portland Place from 30 September to 6 October.
DQI WEBSITE LAUNCHEDSubscription
CABE has unveiled a new online resource committed to design quality indicators.The website - www. dqi. org. uk - has details of the 86 'trailblazers', a series of case studies and online demonstrations.
Haworth Tompkins ArchitectsSubscription
Haworth Tompkins Architects has revealed plans for a neighbourhood centre in south London for Coin Street Community Builders. The centre, on Stamford Street, SE1, will form the fourth side of the practice's Iroko Housing Cooperative and is due for completion in 2005.The project will include a family and children's centre with 60-place neighbourhood nursery and facilities for out-of-school activities, and a learning and enterprise support centre that will offer training, outreach work ...
Locals to vote for Stockton bridgeSubscription
The backers of a major regeneration project in the North East have announced a stellar shortlist for a new pedestrian bridge in Stockton-on-Tees.
Foster and Partners' Stirlingshortlisted British Museum Great Court became mired in further controversy last week as local conservationists demanded changes to the completed project.
The opening of Grimshaw's blighted Bath Spa has been suspended indefinitely as the project descends into legal wrangling.